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The 2021 Union Plus Scholarship is now available

Over 3,200 students in union families have received nearly $5 million in money for college through the Union Plus Scholarship. Awards are based on outstanding academic achievement, personal character, financial need, and commitment to the values of organized. At a time when many families have been financially impacted by the COVID - 19 pandemic, Union Plus is especially glad to support hardworking students as they further their educations and pave the path for future success.

  • Who can apply? Current and retired participating union members, their spouse s and their dependent children. 
  • What schools are eligible? Awards are granted to students attending any U.S. accredited two - year college, four - year college, graduate school, or recognized technical or trade 
  • What school years are included? The current 2021 application is open to students attending college during the 2021 – 2022 school year, for any year of college, from freshmen undergraduates to the final year of graduate school. 
  • What are the award amounts? One time grants of $500 to $4,000, but students may reapply each year. A total of over $150,000 in awards are made each year. 

The 2021 Union Plus Scholarship is now available. The application is entirely online, allowing students to complete the application in stages and save answers before submitting. S tart your application today! Deadline: January 31, 2021. https://unionplus.deals/55e6d

OPEIU's New Medicare Advantage Plans Might Be Right For You

Open Enrollment Ends Dec. 7

If you’re at or nearing 65, OPEIU has an exciting new option to help save you money and provide dependable health care benefits during your retirement.

OPEIU is pleased to now offer our Medicare-eligible union retirees comprehensive Medicare Advantage plans through a trusted national partner, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. These plans are available exclusively to retired OPEIU members and their spouses/partners and cannot be found or bought on the open Medicare market.

Holiday shopping just got easier with this limited time offer from AT&T and Union Plus!

Learn how union members can get $150 in bill credits when you switch and buy o n a qualifying installment plan with an eligible AT&T wireless plan.*Plus, enroll in the AT&T Signature Program and enjoy exclusive savings on wireless.

*Ends 11/30/20. Avail. only to UNION members enrolled in AT&T Signature Program. Req’s port - in of new line. Well - qualified customers only. $150 in bill credit over 30 months. Credits start w/in 3 bills. If svc cancelled, credits stop & device balance due. Credit card may be req’d (except MA, PA, ND). Add’l fees, taxes & other charges, & restr’s apply.

Learn More: https://unionplus.deals/j4c

Code for America Staff Union Voluntarily Recognized, Becoming First "Civic Tech" Union in U.S.

NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2021 -- Staff at Code for America (CfA), a nonprofit organization focused on closing the technology gap between the public and private sectors, are the latest tech workers who have chosen to be represented by the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Tech Workers Union Local 1010.

Today, Code for America management voluntarily recognized the CfA staff union through a card-check process. Contract negotiations between management and CfA Workers United will begin in the coming weeks.

"Nonprofit and tech workers alike are becoming increasingly aware of the power a union brings them at work," said Brandon Nessen, OPEIU organizing director. "Unionizing gives working people agency to advance not only their own interests, but the mutual interests shared by both staff and management."

Be afraid. Be very afraid (of missing big union deals)!

Don't let all that union Halloween candy distract you from our end of October deals! Stay focused...and save big!

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